Monday, April 3, 2017

Butterfly with Spring Flower

     This is a classic recycle job and I'm so tickled about how it turned out.  The butterfly on this card was drawn by Sandi Huggett (Sandi's Samples) and was one of the freebie images offered on the original Creative Freebie Challenge over on The Outlawz.  While that particular challenge went by the wayside a couple of years ago, I played in it very regularly and still have all the images which were done by Sandy and Anne Fenton.

     I was sorting out old cards I'd made way back when and which had been bent or otherwise damaged beyond repair.  Several of them I tossed into a pile of "See if you can rescue anything from these for possible use somewhere else" projects.  This gorgeous butterfly was the first thing I grabbed to rescue from an old card.   How could I let it go into the 'round file' ?

     I reworked the coloring, adding more shading with ProMarkers and some white gel ink highlights to the roses and buds.  I added small touches of glitter to the butterfly.  I redid the sentiment (same as the one I had used on the original card) and added it to the banner flag shapes, then adhered those behind the butterfly.  Everything was then layered onto the brown, die cut, fancy oval (Spellbinders), which was layered onto the lace doily.

     Everything went onto a square of beige CS which had been textured with my 'Linen' embossing folder and which became the card front.  The border at the bottom was cut with a Cheery Lynn border die and backed with white CS.

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     A new work week has started and, for those of you who still have alarm clocks, bosses and schedules guiding your days, enjoy your week.   For those of you who are retired or intentionally without any of those exterior controls, enjoy your down time.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  


  1. Beautiful card, gorgeous butterfly. Thank you for entering our challenge and good luck. Greetings, Veerle DT-ATSC

  2. Beautiful card...Hugs Lozzy x

  3. That's a great idea to re-do your cards this way. I need to pull out all mine and do the same thing.
    The butterfly is totally gorgeous! In fact, I love your entire card Connie. The little banners are a perfect addition too.

  4. What a beautiful card and the butterfly is lovely, thanks for coming to visit me and thank you for your lovely comments. xxx

  5. WOW this is stunning and that butterfly is fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  6. Great save! That is a beautiful butterfly! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges.
    -Miranda DT

  7. Beautiful card and design love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight Challenge this month
    Jane DT xx

  8. Great idea to "recycle"old elements into a new card!!Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's delights this month!
    Mieke DT xxx

  9. Your card is just so lovely! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack! Cyndi, DT

  10. loving the butterfly. Thank you for joining in with us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

  11. Gorgeous!
    Love this digi! Thanks for joining us for our weekly Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Challenges. We hope you'll join us again soon for our newest challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug DT

  12. Thanks for popping your lovely entry into our Anything Goes challenge at the Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog - good luck!
    Please join us again soon
    Jen L (Bugaboo DT)

  13. Such a great card... love the colours and the large butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps Challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.


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